Obama Campaign Movie Focuses on Osama bin Laden Raid

Bill Clinton, Joe Biden praise president's handling of anti-terror operation.

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On Thursday, Barack Obama's re-election team will release a 17-minute documentary on the president's first term in office. The film, The Road We've Traveled, focuses on Obama's handling of the economic crisis, the fight for healthcare reform, and, of course, the operation that killed Osama bin Laden.

Obama's campaign released a trailer for the documentary this weekend, and the clip focuses on the handwringing that took place before the bin Laden raid. In the scene, former President Bill Clinton says, "He took the harder and the more honorable path. When I saw what had happened, I thought to myself, 'I hope that's the call I would've made.'"

Vice President Joe Biden also offers some dramatic remarks in the trailer, saying, "As he walked out the [war] room, it dawned on me: He's all alone. This is his decision."

Not everyone is as thrilled about the movie, or the president, as Clinton and Biden appear to be in the trailer.

Republican Party spokesperson Kirsten Kukowski told USA Today that Americans do not need a movie to be reminded of the president's record. "Unfortunately, Americans feel Obama's accomplishments each and every day after President Obama led our country to higher unemployment, record debt, and higher gas prices," she said.

The documentary is narrated by Tom Hanks and directed by Davis Guggenheim, the award-winning director of Al Gore's global-warming documentary An Inconvenient Truth as well as Waiting for "Superman," which documents the failures of the American education system, and It Might Get Loud, which chronicles the history of the electric guitar.

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